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Jonathan G. Howell, CPA

Jon graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor's Degree and a triple major in German Language, International Studies and Political Science. During this time he completed a year as an exchange student, studying Economics and German at Ludwig Maximilian's University, in Munich, Germany. He later earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Taxation from Portland State University.

Jon has extensive experience providing services to employee benefit plans, both administration and audit, franchise restaurants, retailers, professional service companies, medical practitioners, investment real estate, real estate brokers, financial services companies, and serves as the partner-in-charge of the Firm's Audit and Accounting Practice, which includes audits of privately held businesses, Employee Benefits Plans, and Nonprofit organizations.

Jon has served as Audit partner at local CPA firms in Portland since 1997. In 2020, Jon co-founded Howell Straczek LLC.

Jon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Oregon. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jon serves on the Oregon Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Oversight Committee and is an Audit continuing education instructor for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Budget Committees of the Lake Grove Fire District and the Southwood Park Water District. He is a past adjunct accounting faculty member of Portland State University’s School of Business where he taught Advanced Accounting: Business Consolidations and Advanced Taxation. He previously served on the AICPA Employee Benefits Technical Resource Panel.

Phone: 503-387-5235

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Tax & Accounting Associate

Dylan Tran

Dylan was a student at Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in June of 2022. After graduation, he began working full time for Howell Straczek LLC during the fall of 2022.

He is focused on working directly with clients and preparing individual, partnership, c-corporation, s-corporation and trust income tax returns.

Dylan loves assisting clients and working with the well-knowledgeable staff at Howell Straczek LLC.

Phone: 503-387-5235

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